The Holy Spirit in The Book of Common Prayer

by John W. Wesley



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/25/2015

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781490868813
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781490868806
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781490868790

About the Book

Did you know that the Holy Spirit is a significant figure in the The Book of Common Prayer? The Holy Spirit in The Book Of Common Prayer explains every occurrence of the Holy Spirit in this important Episcopal book of worship. The Holy Spirit is found in:


Most of the liturgical service liturgies

Every liturgy for Holy Communion

More than half the collects and other prayers 

More than 30 specific actions 


Aren’t you curious about why the Holy Spirit is given such a prominent place in The Book of Common Prayer?


Don’t you wonder why you haven’t heard more about the Holy Spirit before now? If that sounds like something that could be a benefit to you and your parish, valuable information starts on page one.

About the Author

Father Wesley has been an ordained Episcopal priest since 1970, and his lengthy experience has convinced him that the current decline in congregants and finances in many Episcopal congregations can be tied to the lack of sound teaching linking the Holy Spirit with our worship, sacraments, and sacramental rites. Through a brief exposure to the Episcopal Charismatic Movement in its early years, Father Wesley learned to live and minister in the power of the Holy Spirit and has experienced openness from the congregations he has served to his sermons and teachings linking the Spirit with The Book of Common Prayer. Although “officially retired,” Father Wesley serves as part-time rector of a parish in Montevallo, Alabama, and feels privileged to be an adjunct instructor of religion at the University of Montevallo. His wife, Sandie, and he have four grown daughters and nine grandchildren ranging in age from seven to nineteen years old.